Church Music

The Choir
The Choir of All Saints' sings at the two principal Sunday services throughout the year. Comprised of volunteers and semi-professional Lay Clerks, the Choir performs a wide variety of liturgical music to a high standard for Sung Eucharist, Choral Evensong, and, once a month, Choral Matins. The Choir is happy to welcome volunteers, who ideally possess competent sight-singing ability, as rehearsals currently take place immediately prior to each service; for further information, or to set up an informal audition, please contact the Director of Music by email.


Director of Music
In September 2019 we were delighted to welcome Joseph Barber as our new Director of Music.  Joseph is fairly local, being from Letcombe Regis near Wantage.  He went to school in Abingdon, and for the last 4 years he has been Organ Scholar at Balliol College here in Oxford, where he has just finished his degree in "Greats", that is Latin, Greek, and Ancient History. 

He has extensive organ and choral experience, as he has been for many years organist and choir leader in the Ridgeway Benefice, a group of six churches near Wantage.  In his time in Oxford he has worked with many choirs, including the Frideswide Voices, a girls' choir which Dominique, our soprano, also helps to run. He is now beginning a two year postgraduate course in Cuneiform Studies at Wolfson College, Oxford.
James Larminie.


Organist
Julian Littlewood is musician, musicologist and graphic designer. He is organist at All Saints' church and Wadham College, and works frequently with other choirs and musicians. He read music at St Peter's College, Oxford before taking a PhD in music analysis at King's College, London. His academic publications include “The Variations of Johannes Brahms” (author) and “All the Gods: Britten’s ‘Nightpiece’ in context” (editor). In recent years he’s moved more to graphic design, and works on book design for Oxford University Press.